<> on February 17, 2016 in Gent, Belgium.

Despite his desire to leave the German club, Julian Draxler will not be allowed to depart Wolfsburg during this summer's transfer period.

Draxler has been linked with a move to Arsenal and has expressed his want to leave Wolfsburg, although the club has put out a statement denying the 22-year-old his one wish.

"Wolfsburg will not be selling Draxler during the course of the current transfer period," the statement on the club's website said.

"In joint discussions with Julian Draxler, Wolfsburg again made it clear that they would not be granting the player's wish to make a move.

"Wolfsburg wish to make it absolutely clear that at no time did those responsible at the club make either written or oral commitments on the transfer of Julian Draxler within the current transfer period."

The German international doesn't see it the same way, stating that he made his feelings known towards his club over three weeks ago behind closed doors.

“Before committing yourself publicly, one should speak to me first,” Draxler said to daily newspaper Bild.

“As far as I am concerned, I expressed myself clearly after (last month’s) European Championship to coach Dieter Hecking that I want to leave VfL Wolfsburg.

“I was assured verbally when I joined that I can leave if the possibility arises, both from Hecking and from [Klaus] Allofs (director of sport at Wolfsburg).

“It was clear that Wolfsburg was a good prospect, but also a good springboard. “It was always clear between all parties that I would like to go to a top club, if the opportunity arises.”